Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery

Surgery / Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or the small intestines to a small stomabiliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the pouch (gastric bypass surgery Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is a lifesaving and life-changing treatment for severely obese patients who have not had success with traditional, medically supervised weight-loss strategies such as diet modification, exercise, and/or medication. It works by physically restricting the amount of food patients can eat and/or by interrupting the digestive process. It does not remove fatty tissue.